What causes recurring brown spots on the callouses of the fingers?
I've had them for years and can't get rid of them. I do not shake hands with people much for fear of giving it to them, etc.
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You are concerned about blisters that are forming on your fingers that burst and then followed by a dark callus like skin in the same area. This sounds like yo have a herpetic whitlow. What this is, is herpes type 1 infected on your finger. This is the cold sore herpes forming on the fingers. It is very common and not dangerous. It can be transmitted when you are having the blisters and they pop. You can treat the area with taking a daily dose of antiviral medication like acyclovir. This is used for suppression therapy for herpes 1 and 2.
1. Herpetic whitlow
2. Herpes Type 1 on the fingers
3. Treat with acyclovir
I hope I answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions
For the acyclovir treatment to work you have to take it everyday. This is suppressive therapy and requires daily treatment for the rest of your life if you want to reduce outbreaks.
The outbreaks that do occur will be infectious only during the blister phase. When the area is healed there is no risk of infection. The rate of transmitting the herpes to another person from a herpetic whitlow is very low.
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